Does Benzene Cause Leukemia? Get The Facts Here
Benzene is typically found in petroleum products, and it is a compound that we come into contact with on an almost daily basis. From solvents, to gas, to cleaning products and plastics, benzene is an ubiquitous chemical that was once thought to be safe an inert…until it wasn’t. Benzene has now been shown to have the potential to cause certain cancers such as leukemia, especially in people that are exposed to it on a regular basis such as refinery and factory workers. Having said that, Benzene’s negative health effects have been known about since the 1800’s, but corporations continued to use it due to the lucrative profits it brought forward as well as the fact that its utility outweighed the possible risks posed to workers and the end consumer.
Are you looking for a benzene cancer lawyer? If you were regularly exposed to benzene and then went on to develop leukemia, you may be able to file a benzene toxic exposure lawsuit. Corporations hid the fact that benzene could cause cancer even when they had access to this information, and failed to inform its workers and you, the consumer about this lethal fact. Doing so constitutes negligence which makes it possible for you to file a benzene lawsuit under personal injury law in order to recover compensation which will go a long way in helping take care of your medical bills, pain and suffering, cost of long-term care, mental anguish and so much more. McCready Law is a toxic exposure law firm that has been helping injured victims for over 90 YEARS, and we’d love to put this experience to work for you. Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. We take on all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only charge you IF and WHEN we recover money damages compensation for you. The call is FREE, and there’s no obligation.
Does Benzene Cause Leukemia?
Ask any doctor to tell you what causes cancer, and most will say it’s a constellation of factors, and that they don’t have a clear cause to this date. However, visit any hospital in a state where oil refineries and fracking are common, and you’ll see a lot of workers from oil barges and these sites being treated for leukemia, a type of blood cancer. What these workers have in common is the fact that they work in environments that expose them to benzene on a daily basis. The American Cancer Society has reported that crude oil and related products such as gasoline, gas, xylene, refined petroleum and the like can cause a number of cancers.
Here are the cancers associated with benzene:
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or CLL
- Myelodysplastic syndrome or MDA
- Aplastic Anemia
- Bladder cancers
You’re more likely to be exposed to benzene if you work at the following industries:
- Chemical workers
- Barge workers
- Adhesive production plant
- Gas distribution
- Those working in newspaper presses
- Those working in factories that use solvents
- Shoe workers
- Truck drivers
- Factories that produce synthetic rubber
How Does Benzene Cause Leukemia?
Does benzene cause leukemia? This is the million dollar question which has been answered by science. Hydrocarbons such as benzene are classified as carcinogens by the Department of Health and Human Services. It has the ability, upon repeated exposure, to cause cellular changes and irregular division of cells, paving the way for the development of cancer.
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If you work in any of the industries listed above and developed cancer, we’d love to help you. Please contact our benzene leukemia lawyers at (773) 825-3605 NOW to receive your 100% FREE legal consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you recover compensation.